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Mie prefecture

Mie prefecture (三重県; Mie-ken) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. The capital is the city of Tsu[?].

Mie prefecture (三重県)
CapitalTsu[?]
Region:Kinki
Island:Honshu
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 25th
5,776.44 km²
0.7%
Population
 - Total (Jan 1, 2003)
 - Density
Ranked 23rd
1,863,815
323/km²
Districts:14
Municipalities:69
Symbols
Pref. Flower:Iris
(Iris ensata)
Pref. Tree:Jingusugi
Pref. Bird:Snowy plover
(Charadrius alexandrinus)

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History

Geography Mie prefecture is bordered by Aichi, Gifu, Shiga, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

As of 2000 Mie prefecture's 5,776.44 km² landmass is divided into 64.8% forest, 11.5% agriculture, 6% residential area, 3.8% roads, and 3.6% rivers. The remaining 10.3% are not classifed.

List of cities (in order of their founding date)

List of districts (in order of their founding date)

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics Mie prefecture is famous for the Mikimoto pearl island formerly known as Ojima island, the shinto shrine[?] in Ise[?] built in the 1st century, the invetion of Ninja spies at Ueno castle, the wedded rocks at Futamigaura beach, and Matsuzaka beef[?].

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Mie[?] is also a district in Mie prefecture.



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